State govt to appoint Food Commissioner

Bhubaneswar: A Food Commissioner will be appointed in the State as per the National Food Security Act. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by chief minister Naveen Patnaik pertaining to review of feasibility of the Act in the State.

Besides, it was decided that additional district magistrate-rank officers will be appointed as DGRO at the district-level.

The chief minister also directed the Food and Supplies department to include eligible beneficiaries in its list and delete the names of persons who do not fulfill the criteria of eligibility.

The Centre has directed the State government to implement the Act in the State from October this year.